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Video still: UNDERFOOT, 2022. 2-channel video projection. Courtesy of Elizabeth Price Studio


UNDERFOOT is a commission and exhibition by Elizabeth Price. It takes as its point of departure the archives of Glasgow-based carpet manufacturers, James Templeton and Company Ltd. and Stoddard International plc, now held in the University of Glasgow’s Archives and Special Collections.

New work connects Price's research to the carpets that furnish the Mitchell Library on Glasgow’s North Street, with an intention to draw a relationship between the architecture and civic agendas of the Mitchell and The Hunterian Art Gallery, investigating ideas of social space.


11 November 2022 – 16 April 2023

The Hunterian Art Gallery

For the exhibition, Price created two new commissions, a two-channel moving image work and a hand-tufted rug, made with Dovecot Tapestry Studio, both of which are now held within the Hunterian permanent collection.

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UNDERFOOT, 2022. 2-channel video projection. Courtesy of Elizabeth Price Studio
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All Installation Photographs: Andrew Lee
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SAD CARREL, Elizabeth Price, 2022, Rug created by Dovecot Studios and tufted by Ben Hymers, Gun-tufted wool, viscose and polypropylene on canvas, 99 × 423cm


11 February 2023

Carpet Records by Jonathan Cleaver

Hunterian Art Gallery Lecture Theatre

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All Carpet Records Talk Photography: Sequoia Hearne

Film Screening

22 February 2023

Perfection Underfoot presented by Fiona Jardine

Hunterian Art Gallery Lecture Theatre

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All Perfection Underfoot Film Screening Photographs: Sequoia Hearne


24 & 25 March 2023


A two-day symposium reflecting on the contexts and themes in Elizabeth Price’s new commissions for the Hunterian, organised by Dr Fiona Jardine (The Glasgow School of Art) in partnership with The Hunterian, University of Glasgow.

Reid Lecture Theatre, Glasgow School of Art and Hunterian Art Gallery Lecture Theatre

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All UNDERFOOT Overheard Symposium Photographs: Sequoia Hearne


UNDERFOOT was realised through a partnership between The Hunterian, Panel, The Glasgow School of Art, and Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh.

It was generously funded by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland, with additional support from Kingston School of Art, London and a University of Glasgow Library Research Fellowship.